Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market

junk in the trunk vintage marketJunk in the Trunk Vintage Market returns in 2021 with more than 150 vintage curators and handmade artisans from across the country to provide over 120,000 square feet of shopping enjoyment!  The Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market maintains its reputation for featuring quality vendors selling unique items and inspiring design, the market continues to be a popular attraction for vintage enthusiasts across the Southwest.

In addition to the inspiring booths full of all things chippy, rusty, vintage and handmade, Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market will also feature live music, delicious food, drinks, photo-ops, and unlimited design inspirations.

LOCATION: WestWorld of Scottsdale,  16601 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale

DATES: April 23rd-25th, 2021

TICKETS: Visit JunkInTheTrunkVintageMarket.com for tickets and opening times

Need a new home for all your new treasures? Call us today to find your next dream home!  Chris 480-754-9077 & Cheryl 480-754-9477

Scottsdale Farmers Market

The Scottsdale Farmers Market in Old Town Scottsdale features more than 100 local growers and specialty food producers. Be ready to find a wide variety of organic and pesticide-free produce, seasonal specialties such as cider and apples, flowers, natural pork, beef, fish, free-range eggs from Arizona growers. You’ll also find cheese, freshly baked artisan breads, jams, tamales, and so much more.

The market is family-friendly and well-mannered pets are welcome! 

The weekly farmers market is located on Brown Ave. between 1st and 2nd streets (right across from The Mission Restaurant). Parking is free!


Saturdays from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm through May

3806 N. Brown Ave. Scottsdale, AZ 85251

farmers market

Hot Air Ballooning Over the Valley

Springtime is here and hot air balloon flights in Phoenix are at their best!  Hot air balloon rides are an incredible way to see the beauty of the desert. Is hot air ballooning on your Arizona bucket list? Check out these local Arizona hot air balloon experts to book your flight today!




If you see your dream home while you’re floating in the sky, give us a call once you’re back on the ground! Chris 480-754-9077 & Cheryl 480-754-9477

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Spread Random Acts of Kindness

balloonsThe past year has brought challenges that many of us never imagined we would ever have to face. Yet, through it all, we continue to persevere. For us, one of the most important things that have kept us going is the kindness of not only friends and family, but also strangers during these challenging times. I’ve also noticed more how when I practice random acts of kindness it lifts my mood too. Challenge yourself this year and see how many random acts of kindness you can spread!

Open the door for someone.

Give balloons to the neighborhood kids.

Smile at the people you meet on the sidewalk.

Help carry groceries to a car.

Drop off a toy/game at a homeless shelter.

Offer to walk your elderly neighbor’s dog.

Rake a yard for fun.

Pick up trash in the park.

Host a movie night.

Mail a handwritten letter.

Send a small package to surprise someone.

Bring flowers to a friend.

Recycle old electronics.

Place flowers at a grave.

Bring flowers to a nursing home.

Call your parents.

Volunteer at a shelter.

Strike up a conversation with the person in line behind you.

Thank the cashier for bagging your groceries.

Run an errand for someone.

Pick up trash in your neighborhood.

Donate blood.

Give up your seat for someone else.

Leave a basket of goodies on a porch.

Cook a meal for someone.

Give encouragement to someone.

Donate food cards to a local shelter.

Pray for a family member.

Adopt a family who needs help.

Arrive on time for your appointments.

Be a safe driver.

Donate dog or cat food/supplies to a local animal shelter

Pick up litter at the park.

Buy extra school supplies and donate them to your local school.

Donate warm gloves, mittens, and scarves to a shelter.

Collect food for a food bank.

Text someone just to say hello.

Give an unexpected gift.

Help someone with a garage sale.

Bring donuts in to work to share.

Hold the door open.

Be patient waiting in line.

Use kind words.

Donate coloring pads and crayons to the Children’s Hospital.

Make someone laugh.

Mentor someone.

Be mindful and use good manners.

Call someone you haven’t spoken to in a while.

Visit someone who is sick.

Bring a treat to work.

Let the person merge in front of you in traffic.

Let someone go in front of you while waiting in line.

Take a shopping cart back to the store.

Buy lemonade from a child.

Run an errand for someone.

Bake cookies and hand them out.

Donate $1 to every tip jar you see in 1 day.

Tell your postal delivery worker how much you appreciate them.

Tell a joke to make someone laugh.

Give away clothing no longer needed.

Shop at a book sale and donate books to a shelter.

Bring someone a coffee just because.

Buy a lottery ticket and hand it away.

Deliver cookies to your local fire station.

Participate in a charity run or walk.

Volunteer at an animal shelter.

Participate in a Christmas Angel program.

Tutor a student.

Bring in a neighbor’s trash cans.

Give someone a gift card you don’t intend to use.

Tip your waiter generously.

Tell someone you love them.

Invite someone to lunch and listen to them talk.

Leave quarters in a kiddie ride.

Leave quarters in a washing machine/dryer at a laundromat.

Keep bottled water in your car and hand it out on a hot day.

Leave a good book in a cafe.

Pick up the tab for a friend’s meal.

Buy a good book and then pass it on.

Compliment the stressed-out mom with little children in line.

Buy your waiter/waitress a dessert.

Say please and thank you.

Compliment when you receive good service.

Leave a sticky note for your kids to find telling them how much you love them.

Plant a tree.

Write letters to soldiers

Thank a teacher.

Use a reusable water bottle.

Leave a dollar taped to a vending machine.

Respect others.

Donate new stuffed animals to a local children’s hospital.

Spread encouragement.

Make a freezer meal and drop it off to a friend.

Wash an elderly person’s car.

Write thank you cards and drop them at the local police station.

Make a meal for a new family in your neighborhood.

Remind someone that they matter every day.


Valley Christmas Light Displays 2020

christmas lightsThe COVID-19 pandemic has canceled some events, but not all! Everyone who eagerly looks forward to Christmas light displays will continue to get their wish this year! Here are a few of this year’s holiday lights displays around the valley.

World of Illumination

The World of Illumination drive-thru parks are located in Glendale and Tempe. They each feature almost 2 million lights that you can enjoy from the comfort and safety of your vehicle. Both shows promise to be bigger and better than ever this year and include great tunes you can listen to as you drive along the routes.

The mile-long Glendale park’s theme is “World of Illumination’s Rockin’ Christmas.” In Tempe, people can enjoy “World of Illumination’s Arctic Adventure,” featuring the 32-foot tall Sunny the Snowman and his pals.

Details: Both locations are open 6-10pm daily through Sunday, January 3rd. 6797 N. 93rd Ave., Glendale, and 2200 W. Alameda Drive, Tempe. Weekday tickets are $29 plus taxes and fees per vehicle; weekend and holiday tickets are $39 plus taxes and fees per vehicle. worldofillumination.com.

Holiday Lights at Salt River Fields

Celebrate the season with a sparkling 1.2-mile drive-thru experience at Salt River Fields. The attraction features more than 5 million lights that will dance to music you can enjoy from your car, thanks to a designated FM radio signal, or on an electric carriage.

Details: 5:45-10pm daily through Thursday, December 31st. Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, 7555 N. Pima Road, on the Salt River Reservation near Scottsdale. Ticket prices vary depending on day, type of vehicle and in-car or carriage option; check website for details. 480-656-9940, holidaylightssrf.com.


ZooLights is offering two options this holiday season for people to enjoy the millions of lights, animal sculptures and Wildlife Lantern Safari with 66 creatures including peacocks and polar bears: Cruise ZooLights and ZooLights Walk-Thru. Expanded trails and new sights and sounds are featured at the event, and holiday treats like kettle corn and cocoa are available for purchase. The ZooLights Walk-Thru option will be closed to foot traffic on the drive-thru Cruise ZooLights nights.

Details: 5:30-10:30pm through Sunday, January 31st. Check website for which days you can walk and which are drive-thru. Phoenix Zoo, 455 N. Galvin Parkway. Cruise ZooLights is $75 per car; Zoo Lights Walk-Thru is $20 per person. 602-286-3800, phoenixzoo.org.

Glendale Glitters

The popular annual display has been scaled back this year, but there still will be plenty of festive lights to help get you into the holiday spirit. Sixteen blocks in downtown Glendale are decorated with 1.7 million lights. The lights will twinkle every night throughout the holiday season and will include some new designs. Most merchants and restaurants will be open.

Details: 5-10pm daily through Saturday, January 9th. Downtown Glendale, 58th and Glendale avenues. Free. glendaleaz.com.

We wish you and your family a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season! -Chris & Cheryl

Christmas Drive-In Movies

Movie-going has without a doubt changed this year, but don’t let COVID-19 restrictions limit your holiday movie spirit! Enjoy your favorite classic Christmas movies at the “Moonlight Christmas Movie Nights” drive-in at Sonora Village at 15515 N Hayden Road in Scottsdale. Tickets are $20 to $30 per car.

Elf – December 5 at 6:30pm
Scrooged – December 5 at 8:30pm
The Grinch – December 6 at 6:30pm
Eight Crazy Nights – December 10 at 6:30pm
Home Alone – December 11 at 6:30pm
The Polar Express – December 12 at 6:30pm
A Christmas Story – December 13 6:30pm
Christmas Vacation – December 19 at 6:30pm
The Grinch Stole Christmas – December 20 at 6:30pm

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Guide to the Best Pumpkin Patches

This Halloween will be looking different than years past, but Valley pumpkin patches are open to keep the Halloween spirit alive! Here is your guide for everything you need to know about the best local pumpkin patches, but we suggest calling each Pumpkin Patch for hours and admission prices before planning your trip because as we have learned this year, things can change quickly!

MacDonald’s Ranch
Annual Pumpkin Festival

26540 N. Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Open October 3rd – November 1st

A longtime North Valley favorite, this patch is located in North Scottsdale. Take a train or hayride out to the pumpkin patch to pick your pumpkins and enjoy the activities.

Pioneer Living History Museum
All Hallows’ Eve Trick-or-Treat

3901 W. Pioneer Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85086
Open October 24th

Enjoy spooky Halloween fun at Pioneer Living History Museum. Trick-or-treat in the decorated village, take a haunted trolley ride, and so much more!

Vertuccio Farms
Corn Maze and Fall Festival

4011 S. Power Rd. Mesa, AZ 85212
Open October 1st – November 1st
With a 7-acre corn maze, duck races, train rides, a petting zoo, giant jump pad, and much more, there is plenty to keep the entire family entertained.

Schnepf Farms
Pumpkin and Chili Party

24610 S. Rittenhouse Rd. Queen Creek, AZ 85142
Open Every Thursday – Sunday in October

Throughout October, Schnepf Farms will offer fun fall activities such as hayrides, a 4-acre corn maze, a pumpkin patch, pig races and, of course, chili. Fireworks light up the sky Friday and Saturday nights.

Mother Nature’s Farm
Halloween Pumpkin Patch

1663 E. Baseline Rd. Gilbert, AZ 85233
Open September 26th – October 31st

A pumpkin with every child’s admission at this family-owned farm! After decorating their pumpkin, kids can enjoy the air bounce, a hayride, straw bounce, feeding the animals, and Alexander’s Adventure Maze. You are also able to bring in your own picnic lunch if you don’t wish to purchase food.

Tolmachoff Farms
Corn Maze & Pumpkin Days

5726 N. 75th Ave. Glendale, AZ 85303
Open October 1st – November 1st

This West Valley farm has something for the whole family. Admission includes a family & mini maze, petting zoo, play areas, jumping pillow, bounce house and optional train rides.

Rocker 7 Farms
Farm Patch Fun

19601 W. Broadway Rd. Buckeye, AZ 85326
Open October 9th – October 31st

This family-owned pumpkin patch boasts a crop maze, sunflower field, hay wagon ride, an educational barn and a kid-friendly activity area.  Enjoy a day of not only playing in a pumpkin patch but learn all about farming and agriculture!

4th of July at the Scottsdale Princess

fireworksThe Fairmont Scottsdale Princess continues its annual Freedom Fest for July 4th while complying with Arizona’s coronavirus safety precautions. The 10th Annual Freedom Fest will take place July 2nd through the 4th.

To help keep guests and staff healthy, additional safety precautions will be in effect:

Capacities – The resort has limited the capacity of guestrooms available and occupancy of restaurants and pools to ensure physical distancing is adhered to. Dining parties will be limited to ten or fewer per table to adhere with all orders.

Physical distancing during the fireworks – The resort is painting eight foot circles spread six feet apart to clearly and easily allow guests to physically distance on the resort’s lawns while enjoying fireworks and movies.

Face coverings – The resort will comply with the City of Scottsdale’s emergency order requiring the wearing of face coverings while in public, when physical distancing is not able to be reasonably practiced.

Pools – The resort pools will remain open at a controlled capacity, and will comply with CDC, state and local mandates. Dive-in movies will continue as planned, with increased security to enforce distancing.

Dip Your Toes in the Greater Phoenix Lakes

The Greater Phoenix lakes are beatiful location to enjoy Arizona’s beautiful desert and dip your toes in the water to cool off in the summer heat!

canyon lake

Saguaro Lake

Saguaro Lake is a beautiful spot for spending a day on the boat. Located 40 miles east of downtown Phoenix past Fountain Hills, Saguaro Lake is a great Arizona lake for water-skiers and wakeboarders or those looking for a relaxing day of fishing. No boat? No problem! Leave the captaining to Desert Belle paddle boat for a guided tour of the lake.

Bartlett Lake

Bartlett Lake is just 45 miles from downtown Phoenix and east of Carefree, it is the second-largest lake in the Tonto National Forest. No worries if you don’t have a boat, Bartlett Lake offers aqua lodge rentals and a party yacht that accommodates up to 20 guests.

Lake Pleasant

Lake Pleasant is located north of Glendale in the north west valley about 45 minutes from downtown Phoenix. The 10,000-acre lake is always busy with a variety of water sports such as windsurfers, boaters, sailors, water and jet skiers, and fishermen. Lake Pleasant Regional Park also offers camping and trails for mountain biking and hiking.

Roosevelt Lake

Roosevelt Lake is about 80 miles northeast of Phoenix and is the largest of the lakes just outside the Greater Phoenix region. Like other lakes in the Greater Phoenix area, Roosevelt Lake provides plenty of space for a variety of watersports and boating activity. There is also 110 miles of shoreline with peaceful coves for those wishing to find a quiet spot to spend a day.

Canyon Lake

Located past Mesa in the Superstition Wilderness of Tonto National Forest, Canyon Lake (pictured) is about 50 miles east of Phoenix. The 950-acre lake is a great place for a variety of watersports, as well as camping and hiking. Boat rentals are available and the lake has a popular day-use campground with a large grass area, ramadas and a swimming-only section of the lake.

Apache Lake

Apache Lake is also located in the Tonto National Forest and is a good lake for boating, fishing and the scenic canyon walls that surround parts of the lake. Boat rentals are available and for those looking to explore the lake.

Virtual Concerts Online April 24th-26th

concertAs concerts continue to be canceled due to the coronavirus shutdown, musicians are taking to social and streaming platforms to play live for their fans!

April 24


The Metropolitan Opera: VerdiLa Traviata
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Met Opera

New York City Ballet: Justin Peck’s Rotunda
Time: 5 p.m.
NYC Ballet

The Violin Channel: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Times: 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Facebook / Instagram

Joshua Bell, violin
Time: 10 a.m.
The Greene Space

The Kanneh-Mason Family
Time: 1:30 p.m.

Judith Ingolfsson, violin and Vladimir Stoupel, piano
Time: 10 a.m.


SFJAZZ Fridays At Five: Zakir Hussain, Dave Holland and Chris Potter
Time: 5 p.m.
SF Jazz

Stephane Wrembel plays Django Reinhardt
Time: 12 p.m.

Toshiko Akiyoshi and Manuel Valera
Time: 5 p.m.
Vermont Jazz Center


Under One Roof Music Festival
Time: 5 p.m.
Facebook / Twitch

Room Service Music Festival
Time: 12 p.m.
Room Service Fest

Together, We Breathe Hope: OneRepublic, Wesley Schultz of The Lumineers, Michael Franti and Clare Bowen
Time: 5 p.m.
National Jewish Health


Big Freedia
Time: 6 p.m.


Pickathon Presents a Concert a Day: Andrew Bird
Time: 1 p.m.
Link: YouTube / Twitch / Facebook


Forever Honey EP Release Party
Time: 4 p.m.


Lincoln Center at Home: Vintage Trouble
Time: 4:30 p.m.


Time: 12 p.m.


Americana Highways: Matt Harlan, Renee Wahl, Greg Klyma, Jefferson Berry
Time: 4 p.m.

April 25


New York Philharmonic: Young People’s Concert with Leonard Bernstein
Time: 11 a.m.

Bolshoi Theater: Demutsky A Hero Of Our Time
Time: 10 a.m.

Alone, Together: 21 Composers Play New Pieces
Time: 4 p.m.
Facebook / Instagram


Badi Assad
Time: 5 p.m. ET
Event Brite


Under One Roof Music Festival
Time: 5 p.m.
Facebook / Twitch

Room Service Music Festival
Time: 12 p.m.
Room Service Fest

Block by Blockwest: Pussy Riot, The Wrecks, Grandson, Hunny and more
Time: 12 p.m.
Block By Blockwest

Stonewall Gives Back: Cyndi Lauper, Troye Sivan, Rufus Wainwright, Kim Petras and more
Time: 5 p.m.

IPSY Spring Social: Doja Cat, Sasha Keable, DJ Hannah Bronfman
Time: 5 – 7 p.m.


Pickathon Presents a Concert a Day: Willie Watson
Time: 1 p.m.
YouTube / Twitch / Facebook

Americana Highways: Charlie Roth, James Lee Baker, Paul Burch, Stoll Vaughan
Time: 4 p.m.


Michael McDermott
Time: 12:3o p.m.
Stage It

Bad Bad Hats
Time: 2 p.m.


Mikhael Paskalev
Time: 10 a.m.

April 26


The Metropolitan Opera: Rossini’s La Cenerentola
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Met Opera


WWOZ Jazz Festing In Place: Archival Sets From New Orleans Jazz Fest
Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Under One Roof Music Festival
Time: 5 p.m.
Facebook / Twitch

Pathway to Paris: Patti Smith, Michael Stipe of R.E.M., Cat Power, Flea and more
Time: 1 p.m.

Room Service Music Festival
Time: 12 p.m.
Room Service Fest


Luck Reunion: Hello Walls: Hosted by John Paul White
Time: 6 p.m.

Pickathon Presents a Concert a Day: The Lone Bellow
Time: 1 p.m.
YouTube / Twitch / Facebook


Lincoln Center at Home: Falu
Time: 8 a.m.